From reading everything I have found regarding the improvements to iOS 6, I am very impressed with Apple’s latest mobile OS offering. But after a bit of reflection, i couldn’t help but wonder why they didn’t include certain features that would make a world of difference to the overall experience of iOS.
Folders for photos
It seems like a really simple thing, but why doesn’t iOS have folders for photos? I have heaps of photos on my iPod Touch that serve many purposes in my life, and it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack when i try to find one in particular. They have already introduced folders for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, but why not Photos? Surely, this kind of feature should be in the pipeline for future iOS releases (I hope).
Support for the original iPad
It really surprised me when I found out that while the iPhone 3GS will get iOS 6, the original iPad won’t. To me, it just doesn’t make any logical sense. If iOS 6 is compatible for hardware from 2009, how is it not compatible with hardware from 2010? It runs the same hardware as the iPhone 4 and the 4th generation
iPod Touch, and both of them are getting iOS 6. Why not the iPad?
Safari search bar and URL bar not integrated into one (like Safari 6 for Mac OS X)
During the course of the WWDC keynote, Safari 6 was introduced with a unified search and URL bar, similar to the one found in Google Chrome. The only problem with it: it doesn’t look like it’s coming to iOS 6. *Shattered*
A better text editing experience
I saw this video about a month ago, and I thought it was brilliant. While I honestly believed that it probably wouldn’t come to iOS 6, it made me realize how cumbersome it is to edit text on an iPod Touch (or iPhone for that matter). Gestures like the ones you’ve just seen would undoubtedly improve the experience (for me, anyway).